Interview with Rafaella Iodice – Cooperation is all about people
Working closely with civil society and cooperation in the areas of human rights, culture, media, youth and gender are at the heart of the EU’s partnership with its Southern Mediterranean Neighbours. “We try to go beyond the one-size-fits-all approach,” says Raffaella Iodice, ...
Regional Information and Communication Programme
The Regional Information and Communication Programme, which runs 2011 to 2014 with a total budget of 14 million euro, aims to improve knowledge of the European Union and its neighbourhood policy. The programme contributes to greater understanding of EU policies and highlights cooperation act...
A movie from Gaza to London: Awatif’s mission impossible
A girl from a refugee camp in Gaza who wants to become an international movie director: it sounds like mission impossible, but it’s becoming reality for Awatif Aljedaili, from el Bourej refugee camp, whose film “Waiting for Heaven” was selected to participate at the prestigio...
Seeking film producers to portray the ‘Arab Spring’
Could the ‘Arab Spring’ be the creative driving force behind the Mediterranean cinematic landscape? At a time when entire film scripts are being written, the means to produce documentaries should also be secured. That’s exactly where the shoe pinches: in Beirut- just like in many o...
EuropeAid Feature - Masarat - A journey through Palestinian women's lives
Countries of the Euro Mediterranean area face common problems in terms of gender equality, such as stereotypes of the role of women or domestic violence. Media as a key source of information plays a strategic role in influencing societies and promoting efforts to fight gender stereotypes. ...
Breaking the wall of silence
Women in the occupied Palestinian territories have long lived in the shadow of their male relatives, often suffering untold abuse. Now, an EU-funded film project, ‘Masarat’, has given them a voice, shattering taboos in the most dramatic way. When local Tulkarem TV statio...
EU-funded ‘Samir Kassir Award for Press Freedom’ improves journalists’ lives
Winning last year’s edition of the EU-sponsored ‘Samir Kassir Award for Press Freedom’ has improved the life of young Lebanese freelance journalist Carole Kerbage, as she told ANSA news agency. "With the prize money (12,500 Euros), I have improved my life. I've become ...
Eurojar Feature - “Masarat”: Palestinian women’s tales in four films
Palestinian creativity was demonstrated through four contemporary creations produced by women film-makers. Women artists were given the stage to express their identity, struggle and fears. Badiaa Zaydan - Ramallah, Eurojar Four films produced by four prominent Palestinian women film-m...
Eurojar Feature - The Euromed Audiovisual programme enters its third phase
On 23, 24 and 25 November 2009, the European Union organized a Euromed Audiovisual Programme workshop in Brussels on the progress of the programme’s legal database as well as on the safeguard of the cultural diversity in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Main discussion topics are detailed in t...
Eurojar is one of 13 projects funded across the ENPI under EuropeAid’s €19 million Regional Information and Communication Programme, which seeks to increase awareness and understanding among the citizens of the area, about the EU, its policies and relations with their countries. T...
Greenhouse project: Where filmmakers meet
A project funded through the Euromed Audiovisual II programme brings together filmmakers from Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Turkey. While being trained and supported in their documentaries, the Greenhouse project offers them a platform from where they exchange experiences and views. It...
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